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[$] Debian debates software for proprietary services

Distributions like Debian have a clear policy on the software they ship; as a general rule, only free software can be considered for inclusion. How that policy should be applied to software that interacts with proprietary systems is not entirel… Continue Reading — [$] Debian...


Operations in the Software Defined Datacenter Era

With the irruption of Open Source and Software Defined components in the Datacenter, there has been a shift of cost from licensing and appliances – in the traditional IT – to operations. The challenge in this new era, where all the components evolve fa… Continue...


Wirzenius: Retiring Obnam

Lars Wirzenius announces that he is ending development of the Obnam backup system. “After some careful thought, I fear that the maintainability problems of Obnam can realistically only be solved by a complete rewrite from scratch, and I’m not u… Continue Reading — Wirzenius: Retiring...


Chef Automate Release – August 2017

Last week, Chef announced Chef Automate 1.6, which provides significant new capabilities to help organizations reduce risk, improve efficiency, and increase speed. Headline features of the release include new capabilities to make it easier to detect and act on compliance issues, improved data handling to reduce...


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